Some people, I’m told, don’t consider journalism a glamorous or exciting profession but I was dispatched to a cardboard-box factory on the outskirts of Wigan this week so that shows what they know.
Belmont Packaging, on the sprawling Hindley Green industrial estate, was actually terrific.
I was visiting because, for the last two years, factory floor staff there have worked a four-day week. Every Thursday at 5pm, the place shuts down until Monday.
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